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Greenhouse Technical Management Course

March 24, 2015

From the Certificate IV in Production Horticulture, this course is specifically designed to develop high level technical and management skills of: growers in protected cropping, suppliers of hydroponic equipment, agronomists and horticultural researchers and educators. Read More »

Mexican Hydroponics Congress 2015

March 21, 2015

The Mexican Hydroponic Association has resheduled the 9th International Congress Course and Hydroponics at the College of Civil Engineering Mexico (CICEM), in the State of Toluca, for 15-17 October 2015. This biennial Congress will have a strong focus on urban hydroponics, vertical gardens and ‘Simplified’ hydroponic techniques.

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Competition sheds light on agricultural science

March 19, 2015

School students around the country will be learning some important lessons on photosynthesis with this year’s Hermitage Research Facility Schools Plant Science Competition theme – No light…no life! Read More »


March 19, 2015
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The inaugural Tropical Agriculture Conference 2015 (TropAg2015) will be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from 16-18 November. Themed, ‘Meeting the Productivity Challenge in the Tropics’, the  event will focus on the biggest challenges of our lifetime – how to feed an increasing population in the tropics? And what are the opportunities presented by rapidly rising living standards across Asia? Read More »

More unified future for Australian horticulture

March 19, 2015

Australian Federal Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, Richard Colbeck, officially welcomed two new bodies—Horticulture Innovation Australia Limited (HIA Ltd) and the Voice of Horticulture (VoH)—at a Horticulture Industry Forum in Canberra today. Read More »

Hydroponic Gardening for backyarders

March 15, 2015

Casper Publications has updated and released the bestseller Hydroponic Gardening as an eBook, available on DVD. Hydroponics for the home gardener is an economical and simple way to turn your backyard, no matter how big or small, or balcony into productive vegetable, herb and flower gardens. Designed for beginners of all ages, this eBook teaches the basics of hydroponic gardening—how to grow hydroponic plants from seed, and to feed them with naturally balanced nutrients. It also shows you how to transplant plants from soil to hydroponics and how to take clones from valuable plant stock for hydroponic cultivation. Read More »

GOTAFE Launches Online Certificate III in Production Horticulture at GFIA2015

March 9, 2015

Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE, also known as GOTAFE, in partnership with Practical Hydroponics & Greenhouses magazine, have announced the launch of an online Certificate III in Production Horticulture course at the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA2015), being held in Abu Dhabi, United Arabs Emirates. The GOTAFE Certificate III is the first Australian accredited Production Horticulture course to be offered online to overseas participants. The online course is particularly aimed at owner/managers and farm hands employed in the greenhouse horticulture industry. Read More »